Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus), Havell plate no. 111
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, and black ink with touches of gouache and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 37 7/8 x 25 3/16 in. (96.2 x 64 cm) Mat: 53 x 39 in. (134.6 x 99.1 cm)
Watermark: JWHATMAN / [illegible] MILL
Inscribed at lower left of center in brown ink: "No 21. / Plate 101."; at lower center: "Pileated Woodpecker adult male 1. adult Female 2. / Young males 3.4 / Picus"; birds numbered clockwise from middle left in graphite: "1"; "2"; "3"; "4"
Female, upper right; male, upper left; immature males, below
The background flora has been identified as Fox grapes (Vitis labrusca) or Cat grapes (Vitis palmata) or Raccoon grape (Vitis aestivalis)
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.